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Name: Charles Kelly

Burial Number: 0830

Gender: Male

Occupation: Bankers Clerk; Wine Merchant; Bank Manager

Born: 22/6/1856

Died: 25/05/1916

Buried: 29/05/1916


Charles Kelly was born in Preston Vicarage, Sussex in 1856, son of Walter Kelly and Mary (nee Bruckner).

In 1861 his family was living at 3 Medina Villas in Hove. Father Walter, born in Middlesex, was Vicar of Preston cum Hove.  There were Mother Mary, born in 1811 in Canterbury, Charles with his sisters Persis Mary Thomasine  and Catherine and brother Edward, all born in Preston, a House Servant, Maid Servant and Cook.

Charles was the youngest of 6 children, his elder sister having died before her 1st birthday and his older siblings having moved on by 1861.

The family was still in Preston in 1871, with Persis and Anne, and 3 Servants, but Charles, described as a Scholar, was living with a Cousin, Henry Kelly, Vicar of Christ Church, Hoxton, London.

By 1881 Charles was living back home in Preston, a 24-year-old Bankers’ Clerk. Father William now a ‘Clergyman Without Care of Souls’, was aged 77. Mary was 70. Also in the Household were Walter William, at 31 a Curate in Westminster, and sister Persis, now 29 and single. They had two Domestic Servants.

In 1884, Charles married Florence Mary Bramhall, in St Andrew’s Church, Hove. Charles was described on their marriage certificate as a ‘Gentleman’, and his father, a Clerk in Holy Orders. Charles’ brother Walter Kelly married them.

Walter Kelly Senior died in 1888, in Hove.

In 1891, now a Wine Merchant, Charles was living in Claremont Terrace, still in Preston. Charles and Florence had a 5 year-old daughter, Norah, and 2 Domestic Servants.

They had moved to Lambeth by 1901, Charles now a Banker’s Clerk again. They now had just one Servant, a Cook.

They moved back to Sussex by 1911, living in Cowper Road. Charles was now a Bank Manager, Norah was single at 25, and they had a Housemaid and a Cook.

In Kelly’s 1914 Directory, Charles was described as ‘Esq.’ at Davaar, 13 Cowper Road.

When Charles died, in 1916, at St Botolph’s Nursing Home in Richmond Road,

his address was Davaar.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 4 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): liver.began.clips

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Cut grass and keep tidy


"Jesu Mercy" R.I.P. Charles Walter Kelly died 25th May 1916 aged 69 and Florence Mary his wife died 2nd Nov 1947 aged 86

Further Information


Name: Charles Walter Kelly

Gender: Male

Born: 22/6/1856

Town: Preston

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 9/2/1884

Spouse First Name: Florence

Spouse Second Name: Mary

Spouse Last Name: Bramall

Town of Marriage: Hove

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/05/1916

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: St Botolph's Nursing Home

Address line 3: Richmond Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 3 Medina Villas, Hove – Walter 57yrs, Vicar of Preston; Mary, 50yrs; Edward, 14yrs; Persis Mary  Thomasine, 9yrs; Catherine, 7yrs; Charles 11yrs;


Living at 112, New North Road, Hackney – Henry P Kelly, 38yrs, Vicar of Christchurch, Horton; Elizabeth Kelly, 76yrs, Mother; Anne E, 48yrs, Sister; Mary 44yrs, Sister; Charles W, 14yrs, Cousin; Diana J White, 20yrs; Cook; Margaret Jackson, 25yrs, Housekeeper;


Living at 3 Medina Villas, Hove – Walter Kelly, 77yrs, Clergyman Without Care of Souls; Mary, 70yrs; Persis Mary Kelly, 29yrs; Charles Walter Kelly, 24yrs; Sarah Stringer, 50yrs, Domestic Servant; Mary White, 21yrs, Domestic Servant;


Living at 15 Claremont Terrace, Preston, Brighton – Charles W Kelly, 34yrs, Wine Merchant; Florence M Kelly, 29yrs; Norah M, 5yrs; Emily Jupp, 29yrs, General Domestic Servant; Emily Hicks, 21yrs, General Domestic Servant;


Living at 97 Hounslow Road, Lambeth – Charles W Kelly, 44yrs, Bankers Clerk; Florence M, 39yrs; Nora, 15yrs; Harriet M Norris, 20yrs, Cook Domestic;


Living at Davdar, Cowper Road, Worthing – Charles Walter Kelly, 55yrs, Bank Manager; Florence Mary, 50yrs; Norah, 26yrs; Amelia Chapman, 41yrs, Cook Domestic; Margaret Fanny Farenden, 17yrs, Housemaid;

Miscellaneous Information

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